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LET’S CELEBRATE OUR PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARIES
Have you rsvp’d for Pastor Fraker’s 20th Anniversary Celebration?  No? The deadline to rsvp is tomorrow.Please email Shanna Smith at frakeranniversaryevent@gmail.com or call her at 830-606-5876 to let her know you will be there.  You may also call the church office at 830-625-3666.  We are planning for a fabulous BBQ meal and want to make sure we have enough food for everyone.  Thank you!

GIFT envelopes will be available the following two Sundays, September 16 and 23, on the table in the back of the Sanctuary if you would like to make a monetary gift to Pastor Fraker in celebration of his 20th Anniversary with Cross Lutheran and 35 years in the Ministry.

Youth

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Thank you so much
for sending your child to Sunday School.We are excited to kick off a new year! We will have supervision in the choir room starting at 9:55 AM each Sunday. Opening will start at 10 AM. After opening, the children will be dismissed with their teachers to the classrooms; pick them up from their classrooms at 10:45. We look forward to an exciting year of learning about God’s Word. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance to you.  Thank you, Board of Christian Education

Parents of infants and toddlers are invited to attend Sunday School with their child in the nursery each week. The class will begin reading a new book, Right from the Start, Sunday, September 16. Join the class for some good discussion and fellowship.


Upcoming


BABY BOTTLES FOR LIFE! 
During the month of September, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up a baby bottle from the Sanctuary.  Please take it home and fill it with loose or not-so-loose change!  Bring it back to church on Sunday, October 7.  Each year we support those who choose life for their babies by collecting funds that support Options For Life—the pregnancy resource ministry in our New Braunfels community.  (FYI—the Options facility is on Loop 337…right across from Cooper’s BBQ)

DATES TO NOTE
Life Chain - October 7 - 2pm
Voters Meeting - October 21, 12:30pm


Of Interest
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   ……. IN THE VINEYARD   

DEATH… blessed are those who die in Christ: Edna Paris & as well as her brother, Bill Kusch, died this past week. 
Graveside Service for Edna Paris will take place at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, on Friday, October 19, at 10:30 a.m.  Then, that afternoon, a Memorial Service for Edna and her brother, Bill Kusch, will take place in the Sanctuary, at 2:00 p.m.

BAPTIZED Sunday, September 16 was Garrett Cole Mundy, son of Jeff & Jennifer Mundy. We welcome him to the family of God and body of Christ, here at Cross Lutheran.

CONFIRMED on Sunday, September 9 was Zakariah Shannon. 
BAPTIZED
Sunday, September 2 was Eden Hope, daughter of March & Alyssa Marmolejo. We welcome her to the family of God and body of Christ, here at Cross Lutheran.

Check our newest members’ photos on this  link.  

HOW MAY WE PRAY FOR YOU?
Each Tuesday morning at 10:30, your administrative staff meets for a time of prayer and planning for the week ahead.  If you have a prayer request, please contact Trixy in the church office at: 830-625-3666, or
churchsec@crosslcms.org and we will be happy to add your specific request!

GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION WAFERS
Pastor Fraker is able to provide gluten-free wafers at the Lord’s Supper.  If you desire to receive the special wafer, please contact the church office so we can make a note of it.  Thank you! 

ALCOHOL-FREE COMMUNION WINE – For those who desire to receive wine that has been dealcoholized, there are white wine cups in the center of each tray.  

GALATIANS STUDY – MEN’S BREAKFAST BIBLE CLASS (M.B.B.C.) 
ATTENTION, men of Cross and your friends beyond Cross!  This Friday, September 7th, we will begin a new study on the book of Galatians!  This letter from Paul is some of his most passionate and pointed writing—guaranteed to bless us and deepen our walk with our Lord Jesus.  You are invited to join us for Bible study/fellowship from 6:30 until 7:30 a.m. at the I-HOP here in town—on the frontage road of I-35.  See you then!

How you can help those affected by the hurricane:

LETTER FROM LCMS SYNOD PRESIDENT HARRISON (HURRICANE RELIEF)

 http://txlcms.org/how-can-i-help-hurricane-harvey/

ALSO: DISASTER RELIEF FOR TEXANS AFFECTED BY ‘HURRICANE HARVEY

 READ THE NEW FREE TO BE FAITHFUL NEWSLETTER HERE.   Important information including Protecting Your Ministry, and other vital current issues in contemporary society that threaten the Church’s message and ministry



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